A Future Full of Hope
There are 175 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics
The Annual Catholic Appeal is about being Catholic and recognizing there are priests and deacons to be trained, social services for the needy and poor to be offered, Catholic schools to sustain and grow, retired priests and nuns to support and so much more!
The Annual Appeal allows you to join thousands of Catholics to support more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Your support is essential to our mission – without YOU, there would be no Church. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope.
When you give a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, your money goes to support over 60 ministries and services.
Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:
|♦ Catholic Faith Formation||♦ Multicultural Ministries|
|♦ Catholic Youth Organization||♦ Catholic Schools|
|♦ Youth and Young Adult Evangelization||♦ Sisters’ Retirement|
|♦ Lay Ecclesial Ministry||♦ Tribunal|
|♦ Retired Priest’ Medical Care & Priests’ Pension||♦ Catholic Social Teaching|
|♦ Priesthood, Diaconate & Religious Life||♦ Catholic Community Services|
Annual Catholic Appeal at Our Lady Star of the Sea
In addition to supporting the many ministries of the Archdiocese, the ACA has helped Our Lady Star of the Sea over the years with many needs. Each year, any amount raised from our parish above the goal given by the Archdiocese is sent back to our parish in the form of a rebate. This is just another reason to participate in the ACA, as it is a way of supporting Our Lady Star of the Sea!
Last year, due to your wonderful generosity, we used our rebate to aid our friend, Fr. Justus (Financial Administrator for the Diocese of Kabale) and his Vicar General and Bishop, in rebuilding their cathedral in Uganda.
This year, the Archdiocese has set our goal at $139,950. We will be using our rebate to provide for Our Lady Star of the Sea School Endowment Fund. Our goal is to raise $389,950 total, giving the $250,000 rebate back to the school.
Our Lady Star of the Sea School Endowment Fund was established to address the economic forces affecting Catholic schools by providing a permanent funding source to insure that Our Lady Star of the Sea Grade School will continue to provide quality Catholic education to as many children as possible. This gift to the School Endowment Fund is an investment in our children’s education and their children’s education.
You can handle your donations to the Annual Catholic Appeal entirely online! Click the button below, or this link to start.